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2012 June 16
by elizabeth_admin

Today, I met up with Janice of She’s in Fashion at Mood Fabrics.  I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my wallet from the focus group in which I participated a while back.  Janice texted me a little before we were to meet to tell me that they were filming Project Runway at the store, but I was stuck in traffic, darn it!  By the time I got there, they had all cleared out.  When we finally met up and started shopping, one of the most helpful people in the store helped me, George.  And he was oh so helpful.  Too helpful in fact.  I spent double what my gift certificate was worth.  Whoo boy.  All the restraint I showed at Pattern Review weekend went out the door today.  I mean… I’m almost embarrassed at my haul.  Almost.

To get the buying juices flowing, I whet my appetite with a simple jersey knit in a beautiful magenta (as my niece would inform any who asked what the color was officially called).


Then both Janice and I drooled over this large scale eyelet.  I bought 2 yards of it.  It’s soooo pretty.


Closeup of eyelet edge


Nearby the eyelet section I found this unusual cotton that has some seersucker characteristics and navy stripes with dots in it.  Kind of hard to describe, but then that’s why I take pictures, isn’t it?


In the silks section, I found this Jason Wu charmeuse that I couldn’t pass up.


While I was getting my fabrics cut, I spied this cotton/silk voile that was just gorgeous.  Of course, I bought some it too.


By the time I had racked up a legendary bill, we were both hungry and stopped by Potbelly’s for lunch.  Potbelly’s is a sandwich shop chain that started in Chicago.  I am not normally a sandwich person, but I love their sandwiches.  LOVE. THEM.  Great shakes too.  After being duly fortified, Janice and I walked over to Chic Fabrics, a place where I have been pretty fabric lucky over the years.  I found a gorgeous black and cream Ikat fabric.  It was too awesome to pass up.  I got a great deal on it too.


After Chic, we hit up M&J Trimmings because I had a Living Social coupon that was about to expire.  I’m not normally a trim person, so I was a little stymied as to what to buy with no specific project in mind, but I didn’t let that stop me from using up my coupon.  Don’t you worry!  I ended up buying a neckline embellishment of bronze paillettes (don’t know the technical term for it, sorry) and a yard of rosette trim in variegated greys.


Close up of the paillettes



I left only 4 cents of my $30 coupon on the table.  Not bad.  It was at this point, that Janice and I bid each other adieu.  It sure was fun shopping with her.  She’s pretty awesome.  I wish we could spend more time together before I leave for the wilds of San Diego.

What a wonderful day!


14 Responses leave one →
  1. June 16, 2012

    Maybe the second trip to the online site wasn’t your fault – but the first one definitely was! Glad you got to use up the coupon…mine is still in my pocket…oh well! But I’m definitely in awe of what you bought…and you got a whole lot more than I did for my gift certificate.

  2. Naomi permalink
    June 16, 2012

    How do you attach the neckline embellishment to your clothing? I’ve seen these embellishments, usually sewn on to mesh backing, real cheap at a local swap meet and have been wanting to try them but not sure how you’re supposed to attach them? Do I sew (machine or by hand?) on with the mesh in place? If so, my fabric would have to match the color of the mesh? I would LOVE to see what you do with yours!

  3. June 16, 2012

    What awesome fabrics – can’t wait to see what you make from them!

    As for the legendary bill, don’t feel at all guilty. You’re moving cities and need to make the most of the opportunity while you still can! See, I understand 😉

  4. June 16, 2012

    What a great haul! If you find you don’t have enough room for them when you move, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of takers!….I know, no way. But you can blame a gal for trying. All of your selections are beautiful.

  5. June 16, 2012

    oh wow, that jason wu silk is amazing! i love the pattern 🙂

  6. June 16, 2012

    Love the fabrics. My oldest dd was i the city Friday and caught the runway show for PR. They had it right on Broadway. Don’t you just hate traffic.

  7. June 16, 2012

    Ya done good! I love to see what my friends buy in the store. Excellent choices, especially the Jason Wu silk.

  8. June 16, 2012

    I love all of your fabrics! So pretty. I need to go to a Mood. LA or NY, but someday I am going to one of them.

  9. June 17, 2012

    What will you be doing with the sequin neck? And the cotton/silk voile is pure AWESOMENESS! Can’t wait to see what you’ll be creating with THAT! xos

  10. June 17, 2012

    OOoh, that Jason Wu is TDF! And you totally need to stock up before heading west.

    My gift cert is still burning a hole in my pocket. Not sure what I want to use it for just yet.

  11. June 17, 2012

    Now, really, excuses just won’t do – birthdays, end of term and visitors and the like, enough! Make something from these wonderful fabrics (oh and good luck with the organising for the move)

  12. June 17, 2012

    I can’t wait to see what you do with the large scale eyelet!

  13. Rosie permalink
    June 18, 2012

    You got some lovely fabrics (as usual). I am catching up on blogs and must say that is an absolutely gorgeous picture of you and Jack. Good luck with the move to San Diego. I am sure you will do just fine!! I look forward to following you (and Jack)!

  14. Felicity permalink
    July 19, 2012

    Ooohhhh – that Jason Wu is devine!!! I wonder if they have any left!!?

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